Science

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“Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.” ~ Edwin Powell Hubble

Teacher:  Ms. Jennifer Weber

Contact Information:  jennifer.weber@bdms.org

Science Consultant:  Mr. Wes Love
Contact Information:  wes.love@bdms.org

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About the Teacher:

Jennifer Weber has worked at Bishop Dunn Memorial School for the past four years, initially as a Fifth Grade Co-teacher and now teaching as the Middle School Science Teacher. Previously, Jennifer has taught in public schools throughout Dutchess County. Jennifer’s desire to educate students inside and outside the traditional classroom has led her to teach students at the Newburgh Armory in addition to volunteering for programs such as Math and Science Matters…Especially for Young Women. Her dedication to her students leads Jennifer to always make time for her students, even during non-traditional school hours.

Jennifer is a firm believer in collaborating with others to create meaningful learning experiences for all of her students. After all, as Helen Keller once said, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” During her time here at Bishop Dunn, Jennifer has collaborated several times with Mount Saint Mary College professors and students as well as with numerous colleagues.

To stay up to date and involved with current educational practices, Jennifer is a member of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), Science Teachers Association of New York (STANYS), and the International Literacy Association (ILA). She continuously participates in professional development programs to advance her knowledge and to add to her tools in her educational toolbox.

Philosophy of Teaching Science:

The goal of teaching science is to inspire and support students as they secure and increase their scientific knowledge. As students are guided through their lessons, it is my responsibility to stress that being successful in science does not mean that you will always get the correct answer or that you will always write a hypothesis that matches the outcome of an experiment. Being successful in science means that you are willing to do research, take risks, and become more aware of how the world around us works. By providing knowledge and tools in an accessible manner, every student will have the opportunity to succeed in science.

The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them.” ~ William Lawrence Bragg